Space

Minister: Iran to send bio-creatures into space

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 24, IRNA -- Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says an Iranian Kavoshgar (Explorer) satellite with a payload containing a bio-capsule of live creatures, including monkey, will be sent into space by early October.

Vahidi told IRNA that the research finding will be used to send man into the space.

“The Kavoshgar will carry bio-creatures into the space and record the impacts of outer space environment on them,” said the minister.

When asked to comment on the media claims that the US aims to deploy troops to Iraqi Kurdistan near Iranian border in a bid to stop shelling of the area, Vahidi said Iran defends the security of its borders and that such claims are not true.

“We ask our neighbors to control their borders and not allow terrorists to use their territories to endanger Iranian people’s security,” he added.

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